Given our complicated political, economic, religious, and military relationship with the “middle east”, how might a better understanding of Arabic musical expression help us to understand these many different cultures?

For chapter 8 we will explore various forms of Arabic music. After reading the chapter and watching the following videos, submit your posts to the discussion thread already started. On the Films on Demand web site watch the following: Sufi Soul: The Mystical Music of Islam On Youtube watch the following: SOURCE: WORLD MUSIC, A GLOBAL JOURNEY BY MILLER AND SHAHRIARI